Joint Diploma in Integral Ecology

Joint Diploma in Integral EcologyThe Pontifical Gregorian University continues - jointly with the Pontifical Universities of
Rome - in its educational commitment by launching the VII edition of the Joint Diploma in Ecology
Integral. This course of study, annual and open to all, aims to promote the message of the encyclical to generate awareness, encouraging and supporting its
participants in launching personal and community initiatives to care for the Common Home.

The Joint Diploma takes place over the course of one academic year (November 2023 - June 2024).
Each of the six modules is divided into two subtitles to cover all areas related to current ecological challenges-from theology to philosophy, from economics to socio-cultural and politics, from scientific analysis to faith and spirituality.

To facilitate travel and active student participation, classes are held in the six pontifical universities located in the center of Rome: inauguration - Pontifical Gregorian University; first module - Pontifical University St. Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum; second module - Pontifical University of the Holy Cross; third module - Pontifical Urbanian University; fourth module - Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum; fifth module - Pontifical Lateran University; sixth module - Pontifical University Antonianum.

In addition to the lectures, students are required to participate in the Conference and Workshop  planned. In view of the health emergency present, you are invited to arrange your own form of participation by contacting: [email protected]

Addressees and requirements

The Joint Diploma is intended for students of the various pontifical faculties and higher institutes of religious sciences; members of the various religious orders and congregations; priests in the diocese of Rome and beyond.

The Joint Diploma is also open to catechists, pastoral workers in the various parishes, youth group leaders, volunteers, social and cultural workers, intercultural and communication mediators, and those interested in growing in awareness of caring for the Common Home.

A Bachelor's degree or even a High School Diploma is required.

Enrolment Fees

The registration fee is € 100 for students already enrolled in an adhering pontifical faculty to the initiative, and € 320 for outsiders. The administrative-academic headquarters of the Joint Diploma is at the General Secretariat of the Pontifical Gregorian University (Piazza della Pilotta, 4 - 00187 Rome - Tel. 06.67011).

Dates and timetables

Classes will be held on the second Thursday of each month from 3 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Students are also required to participate in a Round Table and a Workshop for the purpose of research on the themes of Laudato si', as well as write a short Thesis on one of the themes covered during the lectures. The Joint Diploma concludes with a final examination (Lectio coram).

Certified qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the course will be awarded Joint Diploma in Integral Ecology, signed by the President of the Conference of Rectors of Pontifical Universities and Athenaeums adhering to the initiative of the Laudato si' Alliance for the Care of the Common Home.